Take a look at the best value hotels in Hurghada.
The 912-room Desert Rose Resort is a vast mid-range property along a stretch of private beach and a stunning lagoon. Set on 74 acres (300,000 square meters) of landscaped gardens, the resort offers a huge range of features. With four swimming pols, five restaurants, 10 bars, spa, gym, and tons of daily activities, guests do not have to leave the resort’s grounds. The letdown of the property are the rooms. While clean, they're dated and have average amenities -- small TVs (some old tube-style), hose hairdryers, and tiny shower stalls. Travelers looking for a resort with more stylish rooms and similar amenities should compare rates with Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh.
Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh is an upscale beachside property with sweeping views of the Red Sea. The 566-room resort offers plenty of leisure facilities to keep guests occupies, including three pools, a children’s pool, gym, spa, and a range of entertainment options and activities for both adults and little ones. There are also five restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines and three bars, with one directly on the beach. The rooms are mostly contemporary, outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathtubs, and separate showers, plus furnished terraces -- some overlooking the sea. Travelers wanting a similar property closer to the airport and Hurghada city should look into the Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel, which also has a golf course.
The Steigenberger Aqua Magic is a four-pearl all-inclusive resort set across sprawling grounds that include nine pools, a lazy river, and two separate water parks. The 725 bright, cheerful rooms have pleasant pool-view balconies (though not in some entry-level rooms) and free minibars (but these lack liquor). Nine restaurants and bars include 24-hour drink service and late night snacks, plus a nightclub; breakfast gets better reviews than lunch and dinner. Extensive facilities include a 24-hour gym, excellent spa, sauna, steam room, golf course, diving and water sports center, supervised kids’ clubs, and nightly entertainment. But among the drawbacks are a somewhat isolated location, and extra charges for internet access other than in the lobby. Travelers looking for a quieter vibe might consider the comparably priced, adult-only Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
The beachfront Old Palace Resort is a four-pearl, all-inclusive property set on the Sahl Hasheesh Bay, about a 40-minute drive to Hurghada. A myriad of features include two outdoor pools, spa and fitness facilities, a kids' club, varied dining options, free breakfast, and several bars/lounges. The palm-dotted grounds are lovely, as are the hotel's public spaces, but guest room decor -- and some of the amenities and bathroom fixtures -- could use an update. Rooms are clean and pleasant nonetheless, and all have balconies. Travelers might want to upgrade to Chalet Rooms for fresher decor and better bathrooms. Internet here is another downside, as Wi-Fi costs extra and is reportedly spotty. For better rooms, check out the Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh -- though rates here are more expensive.
This all-inclusive upper-middle-range resort impresses with its colorful palatial architecture and arabesque interiors located in a touristy area full of other resorts and about a six-minute ride via free shuttle to the beach. Situated on extensive grounds with six outdoor pools, there are plenty of dining options and bars here, as well as a spa, kids' club, and day and evening entertainment. The 222 guest rooms, though a bit tired, are clean and spacious, each equipped with a private balcony or patio, as well as flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges, but bathrooms could use an update and there is no in-room Wi-Fi (plus the free connection in the lobby is slow and weak). For an all-inclusive on the beach, check out the Dana Beach Resort.
The four-pearl SUNRISE Holidays Resort is an all-inclusive adult-only resort situated on a private lagoon beach in Hurghda. The private beach includes sun loungers, water-sport activities, and a scuba center. The 380 rooms and suites are pleasant and include standard amenities like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Most of the rooms have lovely sea views from private balconies. With the resort's five all-inclusive restaurants and eight bars, guests stay well-fed while enjoying the private beach, busy outdoor pool, cozy spa, fitness center, game room, and daily entertainment from the animation team. Some of the facilities are out-of-style, but rates are incredibly low. For those who prefer a kid-friendly resort, consider the nearby Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh, also with all-inclusive options.